How The Candidates Want To Tax Capital Gains (Or Not)
Ideas range from no tax at all to increasing the tax.By Kate Grumke | January 18, 2016
Capital gains are profits from selling investments, stocks or property, and they're one of the most important issues in the 2016 candidates' tax plans.
The tax rate on capital gains is currently pretty low compared to taxes on income. That means the money someone makes off their investments is taxed at a lower rate than money someone makes off an everyday job.
George W. Bush reduced the top rate on capital gains to 15 percent starting in 2003.